Herbert Wigwe, the immediate past Managing Director of Access Bank and current Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, is reportedly dead.
Wigwe was said to have died following a helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border, United States of America.
Reports have emerged that Herbert Wigwe, the co-founder of Access Bank and the visionary behind Wigwe University, has tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in the United States, specifically California.
Wigwe, also known as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Holdings, the parent company of Access Bank, was said to be on board the chopper alongside his wife, son, and three other passengers.
The fatal crash occurred as the helicopter was en route to Las Vegas, crashing near the border city between Nevada and California on Friday night. Tragically, no survivors have been found thus far, and the US government has confirmed that all on board have perished.
According to the United States Federal Aviation Administration, the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter went down around 10:00 pm local time, near Nipton, California, an unincorporated community approximately 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County.
Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer, revealed that officials at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were alerted to the downed aircraft at 10:12 pm local time. The crash site was identified to be east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road.
While The New York Times has validated the incident, it did not disclose the identities of the passengers involved. As of now, no official statement has been released regarding the tragic event.
According to NBC, the helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based tour company called Orbic Air.